|Thor/Able - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center|
The launch of Thor/Able 5 launch vehicle with TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) as its payload on April 1, 1960.
Keywords: What -- TIROS 1
|TIROS' First Look - NASA|
The first photo of Earth from a weather satellite, taken by the TIROS-1 satellite on April 1, 1960. Early photographs provided new information on cloud systems, including spiral formations associated with large storms, immediately proving their value to meteorologists.
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- TIROS 1
|TIROS - NASA|
On April 1, 1960, a satellite designed by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) launched to become the nation's first weather satellite. That satellite, the Television InfraRed Observational Satellite, or TIROS 1, operated for only 78 days but demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring Earth's cloud cover and weather patterns from space. This NASA program provided the first accurate weather forecasts based on data gathered from space...
Keywords: What -- TIROS 1; Where -- New Jersey
|TIROS, America's First Meteorological Satellite - NASA|
It is hard to imagine the evening news without satellite imagery. But in 1960, space-based meteorology was in its formative stages, still to be proven. One of the earliest groups to transfer to the newly organized Goddard Space Flight Center was a group from the Army Signal Corps, which developed the nation's first weather satellite called the Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS). With the launch of TIROS-1 from Cape Canaveral on April 1, 1960, scientists immediately saw the benefit...
Keywords: Earth Science; What -- TIROS 1; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)